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Apple’s $30M settlement over worker bag checks OK’d by court


A U.S. judge has given the green light to a settlement that will see Apple pay $30.5 million to Apple Store workers in a long-running case over bag checks.
After bouncing around California courts for nearly a decade, a California federal judge has finally given the green light to Apple’s $30 million settlement in a lawsuit that accused it of failing to pay thousands of its retail workers for the time taken up by security checks after their official working hours ended.
Apple agreed to the settlement last year, and on Monday U.S. District Judge William Alsup signed off on it.
The class-action lawsuit involved around 14,000 current and former Apple Store employees in California, each of whom will receive a payout of up to $1,200.
The employees who brought the class action in 2013 worked at 52 Apple Stores across California. The lawsuit claimed that bag checks performed by Apple security staff should take place within their working hours rather than after they had clocked off.

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